HOW THE LIGHT WILL COME BACK

HOW THE LIGHT WILL COME BACK

Neither hyperventilating about mansplainers
nor decrying embittered smug putzes
will move me from my illicit happiness,
drawn across my eyes, carved deep into my character,
set and ready for the fights up ahead,
because I know we will win-
upsetting our rulers and unruly both,
whose own joys have become
crusts at the edges of their hate,
ephemeral glimpses of “greatness”
lying near the feet of dead brown people
once drawn here to build up
while they tore down the last vestiges
of our American civilization.

We´ll make no excuses:
resolving to upset the entirety of it,
until it falls and shatters
littering our streets with glittery shards
we will then use to decorate the new structures,
sparkling the old hate outward-
drawing the light back in.

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